Time bomb – The last drop of Water


24 sculptures, one in each of the 24 time zones

Plywood boxes, batteries, clocks, glass bottles, wax seals, water, and model makers grass

25cm x 20cm x various heights

In the installation, Jacobson examines the implications of the global water crisis. 72 boxes of 3 varying sizes create 24 sculptures, each representing one of the world’s 24 time zones. The outer walls of the largest boxes are inscribed with drawings and marks of a location in each time zone. Latitude, longitude, global position and on top of each large box, is a smaller box that holds a battery for a working clock. These clocks indicate the current time of each respective location in relation to each other. Within each large box, is a final small box, which contains a three-by-one centimetre bottle of water, The Last Drop of Water on Earth. Each of the boxes within a box represents a time bomb, the certain inevitability towards the last drop of water. Jacobson encapsulates the inherent urgency and presents a call for action in a global need to come together to preserve and protect our planet’s dwindling resource of potable and safe, clean, and more easily accessible water.

“There may be beauty in the objects but what they mean is ugly, frightening and perverse” – David Jacobson

© David Jacobson